ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 2 AL
Price Paid: $105 having it shipped
Just got this tent. Right out of the box and I'm just blown away.
I was first amazed at how light it was. Sure it's not your ultra-light backpacking tent but at 5 lbs 2 oz or so it's pretty sweet. The space you get inside the tent for that weight is pretty darn amazing as well. Very, Very roomy and the gear loft is great. Lots of mesh for ventilation and two doors makes this tent a great summer tent.
Fall and Spring might be a little cold depending on where you go camping but it should do great. The fly looks great, the clips are a little stiff, though, but I'm sure they'll get better with use. The windows on the fly line up with the bottom part of the mesh so in the morning when you want to peek outside you don't have to stand up all the way. Great idea, if you ask me.
The only real complaint I have is that it doesn't pack very small. I guess with the size there's a lot of material and they couldn't pack it down much smaller without compromising waterproof-ness.
It gets 5 stars because it definitely exceeded my expectations even if it's not compact when packed.
Design: 3-seasion dome
Ease of Setup: This is a very easy tent to set up. No sleeves, only clips. 2 Scouts can have this tent up, staked and guy-lined out in 4 minutes.
Weight: < 5 lbs.
Price Paid: Scout Price
This is our preferred tent for our Boy Scout troop. I started off by buying one early this year for personal use, and I was very impressed with the zippers, roominess, and overall design. I touched base with another leader for the troop, and he was equally impressed, so we purchased 2 for troop use. About 2 weeks ago, we purchased 2 more of the tents.
So our troop owns 4 now, and are very satisfied with a wide array of things:
- Very easy to set up
- Snag-free zippers
- 2 entrances and vestibules
- Good ventilation
Design: three season free standing, full fly
Ease of Setup: it's a snap
Weight: 5-6 lbs.
Price Paid: $89.99
I got this tent for a great price, about half of what it usually retails for. The materials are great, a nice sturdy floor, good aluminum poles (I'll never use fiberglass again!), a full fly that clips nicely to the frame, and nice lightweight aluminum tent stakes.
Seam-taped and coated, this tent seems like it will keep the weather and bugs out nicely. I am pleased with my purchase!